Long gone are the days of recording your child’s height with a pencil on the wall – for one thing, it just wouldn’t work with the fab ISAK Penguin wallpaper – as our parents did. Now, a height chart can be a stylish addition to the nursery. We recently featured Snow Home’s quirky ‘I’m as big as…’ and Ferm Living’s fab Animal Tower sticker but there are plenty of equally funky options, no matter what your budget or the design of your little one’s room.
Sticking (sorry) with the wall vinyl idea, I absolutely love the Measuring Plant, Â£47.01, from French company Domestic, which would be ideal for a jungle or nature-themed nursery.
Another card option is the retro Height-o-Meter by Lucy Jane Batchelor, which also happens to be an absolute bargain at just Â£9.30.
Great for boys (or girls with astronautical ambitions) is Carton Chic’s Rocket, Â£20 Little Fashion Gallery – perfect for eco-aware mums and dads.
Catalogue the changes in your child’s looks as they grow with this minimalist and wallet-friendly transparent measure, Â£13.95 which holds 20 photos. From Pedlars.
Etsy, of course, has a huge array of designs – Miss Natalie’s fabric Heirloom chart is to die for – luggage tags and safety pins give it a crafty, homespun quality, although at about Â£50 (inc p&p) there’s nothing homespun about the price. Similarly, the cost of Surf Home’s Surfboard, Â£75, is not for the faint-hearted, but serious surf nuts may be tempted.
Wood is a traditional material for growth charts and they don’t come much more old school than the Great Little Trading Company’s ruler, Â£20. In a similar vein (ie, enlarged small objects) is Graham & Green’s tailor’s measuring tape, Â£33.
From the sublime to the ridiculous. David Linley’s walnut height chart deserves special mention as the most expensive on the market. At Â£1199 the price tag is astounding, but so is the fact that it’s currently sold out. Has no one heard of the credit crunch?